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Herevana – Bootleg – Scarface Meraki Honey Porter

Bootleg Scarface Meraki Honey Porter. The Bootleg Brewers are really hitting some hight notes and of course they’re always wanty beers when I see them available

A homey Porter, well Cocoa and Chocolate versions aboud so I was intriqued and piqued to find out what a Honey version would be like

Bootleg Brewery Ltd produce the Bootleg Meraki Honey Porter in  Matangi, Waikato, 🇳🇿 as a Porter – Flavored styled beer with an ABV of 5.0% and with 20 IBU

This comes with that brilliant rip top crown seal that I find fascinating.

Toasty Porter aroma when you open this, and there’s an enthusiastic hiss to accompany.

Dark chestnut pour that looks darker in the glass. That nice aroma isn’t the same the glass and is more towards Burt wood.

Typical notes from the roasting there are no surprises when you drink this, there’s very little hint of anything sweeter like honey, and there is a definite dryness at the finish that you can’t ignore.

One of the beers where the story in your head is better than the beer in the glass, the addition of the honey is not apparent in the drinking of the beer.

As a porter this is quite nice and very enjoyable.

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 on the arbitrary number scale. I’m quite a fan of the Bootleg beers, but you just can’t like every beer can you. I don’t find enough in this that would make me come up with other words in the search for a description.

Jungle – Loving in Stereo popped up on the Spotify player list and so here I am.

Herevana beers are those I drink at home, I’m not at some beer festival, like, for instance, Beervana, but am just in my kitchen, usually, dining room table, sometimes, or outside, occasionally, where I can take an average picture and write in real time about the beer that I’ve invested in, both in a monetary and emotional way.

Philip himself.

 Porter with Meraki honey added to fermentation.

The honey adds some sweetness and dryness to the beer

Brewers Notes

Porter – Flavored

The Flavored Porter is a substantial, malty dark beer with a complex and flavorful dark malt character with a restrained bitterness and with a clear flavoring element. It may have a range of roasted flavors, generally without burnt qualities, and often has a chocolate-caramel-malty profile. It also feature an harmonious marriage of the additive and beer, but still recognizable as a beer. The additive character should be evident but in balance with the beer. (For example: fruits, spices, herbs, vegetables, coffee, honey, chocolate, maple sirup, chilies, nuts, vanilla, liquor – BUT not including Smoked malt, barrel-aging or a Sour element resulting from the brewing process)


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